Video Game / Knights of Xentar
Knights of Xentar is a 1991 RPG H-Game
developed by ELF Corporation and published in America and Europe by Megatech Software. It is actually the third game in ELF's Dragon Knight series (hence its Japanese title Dragon Knight 3
) and the only one that got out of Japan.
It stars Desmond
, the hero of the first two games, who immediately after the start of the game, gets robbed of his gems, sword and clothes because he refused to fight the bandits
because he only draws his sword in face of real evil.
For the most part of the game you try to retrieve your Falcon Sword and Genji Armor
, along the way you meet some old and new friends, lots of demons and, of course, many pretty girls. Of course there is more than just some equipment hunt. After all the demons are causing a lot of trouble...
Knights of Xentar is generally viewed as one of the better eroge. Part of this stems from the localization from Megatech
, who included many, occasionally fourth wall-breaking
This game provides examples of:
- A Taste of Power: Even though you lose your equipments before you can get a control. Desmond's still overleveled and can beat anything in a flash. After the first town, however, you're forced back into level 1.
- All There in the Manual: The manual has the plots of the first two games, which never left Japan, summarised. The game even tells you to check it at a few points.
- Bag of Spilling: Justified: You start out at low-middle levels and with the most powerful sword and armor, but you are robbed at the start of the game and weakened shortly after, through some kind of demonic object.
- Battle Theme Music: There are three normal battle themes, one boss battle theme (played only in two battles, though) and a final boss theme.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: At one point the heroes discuss the upcoming sequel Dragon Knight 4.
- Cat Girl: There is an entire town of catgirls appropriately called "Feline Farms".
- Caught with Your Pants Down: An optional scene where you meet a woman in a forest. She is so embarrassed, she threatens to kill herself if Desmond doesn't, ahem, give her some blackmail material. And then Desmond also gets caught—by his party this time.
Luna: Look, he's pointing north!
- Class and Level System: As in many Japanese RPGs each party member is his own unique class.
- Duel Boss: Final boss
- Dub Name Change
- Takeru -> Desmond
- Baan -> Rolf
- Eastern RPG
- Fight In The Nude: Averted. However, it can be invoked literally...
- Gargle Blaster: "Brandy, grog and fried pig gristle. Never again. At least, not in the same glass."
- Guide Dang It!: Getting the Mystic Marble in Dreadsden can be quite tricky.
- You get only one of Luna's spell gems during the main quest. To find the rest, you need to do things like looking into a specific jar ten times or spend 50,000 sovereigns in a specific shop, then another 50,000 on the gem itself. The game doesn't even hint that either the jar or the shop is special in any way.
- H-Game: Rather softcore, though.
- Handsome Lech: Desmond.
- Healing Potion: Three kinds, one of them heals the entire party.
- Kill It with Fire: Luna's Fire magic.
- Kill It with Ice: Luna's Ice magic.
- Honor Before Reason: The reason why you are totally naked at the beginning of the game.
- Lady Land: Arcadia.
- Let's Play: Unfinished and very obviously NSFW.
- Mrs. Robinson: In a city of nudists one crone insists that experience is more important than youth. Or good looks. Heroes disagree.
- Mysterious Parent: Desmond is actually the son of the goddess Althea.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Two of Desmond's "exploits" are modelled after "Snow White" and "Little Red Riding Hood".
- Nude Apron: Luna wears one in "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
- Only Mostly Dead: Averted. If one of your party members dies, it's game over.
- Optional Sexual Encounter: Not surprisingly, there are several and not all of them are optional.
- Really Gets Around: Desmond.
Althea: "That blessing so you'd never be without a bed to sleep in certainly had some interesting side effects..."
- Real Time with Pause: It was an Ur-Example of a pausable real-time combat system.
- Say My Name: One of the most memorable gags in the game.
- Shock and Awe: Luna's Thunder magic.
- Stacy's Mom: Desmond likes Luna's mother almost as much as Luna.
- Supernaturally Young Parent: The goddess Althea you meet near the end looks no older than most girls in the game. She is Really 700 Years Old and the mother of the hero, Desmond.
- Take That!: In one scene, Desmond rants about TSR's Dragon Knight trademark, likely referring to the 1990 Dragonlance adventure Dragon Knight, published a year earlier than the Japanese release of Dragon Knight 3.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
- You're Not My Type: One character responds to the seductive advances of a Cat Girl with "Sorry, not my type. Or species."